Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Shelley is a bleak slice-of-life film produced in Canada. Robyn Steven plays the title role, a teenager who has been left an emotional disaster area after lifelong parental abuse. With nowhere else to turn, Shelley has slipped into drugs and prostitution. Ian Tracey plays the social worker who tries to help Shelley help herself. Shelley didn't get much play in theatres, though it was widely shown on the various Canadian cable services in 1987 and 1988.
child-abuse, drug-addiction, prostitute/prostitution, social-worker, teenagers